Schwenke, Lyle E.
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Lyle Eugene Schwenke, age 90 of the Town of Wescott, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at a local nursing home. Born on April 7, 1923 in the Town of Richmond, he was the son of the late William and Helena (Schultz) Schwenke. Lyle lived in the Shawano area all his life, except for the years he served with the United States Army during World War II. While in the Army, Lyle was wounded in the spring of 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart for his injuries. After returning home, Lyle met his future wife, Selma L. Mansee. The couple was married on August 4, 1951 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the Town of Pella. Lyle worked for Hotz Manufacturing for many years, retiring in 1985. When not at work, he enjoyed traveling with his wife as well as hunting, fishing, listening to country music and spending time with his family and the family dog, Fritzl. In 2011 Lyle was selected to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington DC. He was a lifelong member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano where he served on the finance committee for several years.
Lyle is survived by: his son, Michael (Pat) Schwenke of Shawano.
Lyle was preceded in death by: his wife, Selma on July 15, 2011; his son, Randall in 1984; his parents; and 2 sisters, Marie Berdoll and Lucille Teetzen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Burial will be at the Lake Drive Cemetery in the Town of Wescott with Military Rites conducted by the Shawano American Legion Post #117. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm and at the church on Monday from 10:00am until the time of the service.
Swedberg Funeral Homes
518 W FIFTH ST
Shawano, WI 54166
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 6, 2014